1) Hairmyres Hospital, Scotland, UK.
2) Dundee University, Scotland, UK.
3) Glasgow University, Scotland, UK.
Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 25.07.16 Accepted: 04.08.16
We present a large contemporary series of patients presenting with unreconstructable critical limb ischaemia and requiring amputation. As well as being an insight into the challenges faced with the implementation of a quality improvement framework. We also feel the results will better inform the practising vascular surgeon and patients about the risks of limb loss in the 21st century.
Keywords: Critical limb ischaemia, gangree, diabetes, bypass, angioplasty, perioperative, mortality
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